I explain to her that Bombay duck is a fish, that spotted dick is a pudding, but I’ll never know if that information is of any help to her. I watch the banana she left behind go from ripe to rotten while the onions I’m caramelizing wizen. There must be a better way to measure goodbye.
a scorn of camels
on the horizon
is a regular contributor to haiku and tanka journals in the US, Europe, and
Australia, and his work has been widely anthologized. His fiction, nonfiction, and
poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous international journals, including
Flash, Rattle, Modern Haiku, KYSO Flash, SurVision, Haibun Today, and
Contemporary Haibun Online (the latter for which he served as content editor
from July 2014 thru January 2020).
He is the author most recently of My Thology: Not Always True But Always Truth
(Cyberwit, 2019) and the chapbook Conversation Starters in a Language No One
Speaks (SurVision Books, 2018), which was a winner of the James Tate Poetry
Prize in 2018; and his chapbook of haibun, tanka prose, and prose poems, entitled
Ethiopian Time (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), was an honorable mention in the
Touchstone Book Awards.